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Disablw start menu ballon tips and icons


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Are there any registry tweaks that will remove the icons and balloon tips on items in the start menu, and the All Programs list, on XP?
I've tried severalI found by Googleing but they don't work. I don't want to remove the tips that show info on files in Pictures, Documents, or Music folder.

Edited by wright3279, 02 December 2008 - 10:28 AM.

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In my signature is a direct link to TweakUI for XP. It has many features that will allow you to customize what gets displayed by your computer. Just download and install it. As far as info tips... open My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View tab... scroll down the list and UNCHECK "Show Popup description for folders and desktop items".

Hope that solves what you're asking about.
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That also disables the popup info for ALL folders and files. I just wanted to disable in the Start Menu and All Programs list. Probably there's no way. Thanks.
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There is "supposedly" a way through Group Policies, but I've not seen it work. Also, it will only disable "some" of the tips. Try searching Google for "disable start menu balloon tips" and you'll get a lot of hits... including directions for using gpedit.msc

Good luck!
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